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JQuery style switcher

Posted on 2011-03-17
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Hi,

I'm using the following Jquery styleswitcher - http://www.cssnewbie.com/simple-jquery-stylesheet-switcher/.

The following is my JS reference:
//Stylesheet switcher
	if($.cookie("css")) {
		$("link").attr("href",$.cookie("css"));
	}
	$("#usertools .color a").click(function() { 
		$("link").attr("href",$(this).attr('rel'));
		$.cookie("css",$(this).attr('rel'), {expires: 365, path: '/'});
		return false;
	});

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However I don't want it to overwrite a number of embedded style sheets (as its messing up with the admin control panel of my CMS). Can any one advise how I can get this so that it pulls in the selected stylesheet when selected rather than rewrite all embedded stylesheets?

Many thanks.

Webbo
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by:Proculopsis
ID: 35163226

Give the link tag an id and refer to it that way instead of $("link"):

<link id="my-link" rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" media="screen" href="http://www.my.com/style.css" />

$("#my-link").attr("href",...
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by:Webbo_1980
ID: 35163832
Hi,

Thanks for this.

II've just tried this, wowever this doesn't appear to allow me to switch the styles when I click on the button. I'm certain this is due to how I'm implementing it - so any guidance would be great!

Here is my HTML:

 
<a href="#" title="Standard colour theme" rel="/css/style.css"><img width="21" height="21" alt="Color 1" src="/images/usertools/colors/color-1.png" /></a> <a href="#" title="black text on a white background" rel="/css/style-2.css"><img width="21" height="21" alt="Color 2" src="/images/usertools/colors/color-2.png" /></a> <a href="#" title="white text on a black background" rel="/css/style-3.css"><img width="21" height="21" alt="Color 3" src="/images/usertools/colors/color-3.png" /></a> <a href="#" title="Black text on a creme background" rel="/css/style-4.css"><img width="21" height="21" alt="Color 4" src="/images/usertools/colors/color-4.png" /></a> <a href="#" title="Black text on a green background" rel="/css/style-5.css"><img width="21" height="21" alt="Color 4" src="/images/usertools/colors/color-5.png" /></a>

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Do I need to make any changes to this html as well or not?

Thanks,

Webbo
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Proculopsis earned 500 total points
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Does this example help:

<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Strict//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-strict.dtd">
<html>
<head>
<title>http://www.experts-exchange.com/Programming/Languages/Scripting/JavaScript/Q_26894822.html</title>
<link id="my-link" rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" href="http://www.experts-exchange.com/css/jsp/generateLink.css" />
<script src="http://ajax.googleapis.com/ajax/libs/jquery/1.4.4/jquery.min.js" type="text/javascript"></script>
<script type="text/javascript">

jQuery(document).ready( function() {

  $("#usertools .color a").click( function() { 
    $("#my-link").attr("href",$(this).attr('rel'));
//    $.cookie("css",$(this).attr('rel'), {expires: 365, path: '/'});
    return false;
  });


});

</script>
</head>
<body bgcolor="lime">

<div class="toptitle">Click one of the Style Links below</div>


<fieldset id="usertools"><legend>id="usertools"</legend>
  <fieldset class="color"><legend>class="color"</legend>
     <a href="#" rel="http://www.thesitewizard.com/include/style.css">Style One</a>
     <br />
     <a href="#" rel="http://www.thesitewizard.com/include/change-style-sheets/style-alternate.css">Style Two</a>
  </fieldset>
</fieldset>


</body>
</html>

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